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Part-time, work-based, short courses

We understand that flexibility is important to you, your workforce and your colleagues, and that everyone has different aspirations, different ways of living their lives and fitting in all the things they want to do. We support thousands of people to study flexibly in ways which suit them.

From theatre and performance to business, from art and design to youth and community work - all the undergraduate degrees on which we have part-time options are listed here.

It's not all about committing to a full degree, our short courses are varied and focused. They include presentation skills, introduction to practical health and safety, executive coaching, management (from change management to supply chain to systems analysis) and many more.

We have one of the strongest communities of mature students in the region as well as excellent relationships with businesses and organisations. It is our flexibility and variety of study options that has enabled us to provide this outstanding service.

Take a look through the options below. We are sure you will find something that will meet your needs.



Part-time study

There are lots of reasons for wanting to study part-time, whether because you want a study option that will fit around a job or family needs or you wish to study an area for pleasure in your leisure time. Whatever your reasons we have a number of part-time courses available at a range of levels from professional courses right up to postgraduate study.

If you haven’t studied anything for a while why not check out our dedicated Back to Study section where you will find lots of advice to help you get started.

Meet the student - secondary school inclusion manager Mandi Jones

Meet the student - Tony Pritt on studying part-time to develop his management skills

Short courses

Glyndŵr University can develop many of the modules which make up a full degree as stand-alone study courses for organisations.

These are a good way to develop knowledge in a specific area or topic and can also be a great way of finding out what university study is like.

If you haven’t studied anything for a while why not check out our dedicated Back to Study section where you will find lots of advice to help you get started?

Courses for organisations

We have a number of higher education solutions designed to solve work-based training needs.

Our training and development team work with organisations across the region to offer assistance in assessing and fulfilling the continuing professional development needs of employees.

Courses range from studying single modules as short courses through to degrees and professional courses studied on a part-time basis.

There are enormous benefits to undertaking training for both employees and employers.

Glyndŵr University are also able to source and deliver bespoke training courses for groups of employees that have the same training requirement within an organisation. These are tailored courses which can be individually designed to meet a specific training need.

They can be delivered within the employer organisation or at the University.

The benefits of training

For employees

  • Employees are able to develop their skills and confidence to reach their potential
  • Allows the employee to get hands on experience and learn at the same time
  • Short courses and part-time study means that qualifications can be gained without leaving the workplace or having to take the time off from work
  • Improves an employee’s skills set and effectiveness at work
  • Allows an employee to gain a university level qualification
  • Saves the employee time and money by integrating learning with relevant work-based projects

For employers

  • Increases staff morale by showing attention to their learning needs which in turn increases motivation levels and reduces attrition levels
  • Allows your company to become more competitive by developing your employees high-level skills
  • You can shape the learning plan to complement your overall business aims
  • Allows your company to become more efficient without employees having to leave their workplace to attend university



Other options

If you have not been in education for some time have you considered an Access to Higher Education course which will prepare you for studying at university level? Offered in a range of subject areas, the courses can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over two years and successful completion gains you the necessary entry requirement for higher education. These are run locally at many further education providers including Coleg Cambria in Deeside and Wrexham.

Further education colleges in your area may also have other part-time options that may be of interest to you.